|Thursday October 19th
|Free - Booking essential
By popular demand, Bookstagram is back for 2023! Join social media influencers @nursefancypants and @tiredmammybookclub as they discuss the influence of social media, online book clubs, and the effect of the book reading/reviewing Instagram community on reading habits. A must attend event for booklovers, you’re sure to come away with a long list of recommendations for your next great read.
Chloe Cowman is a nurse, mum, and reading enthusiast who you can find on Instagram @nursefancypants. A self-described voracious reader of almost all genres, she regularly posts reviews on her bookstagram page and can often be found in her local library. She recently featured in an Irish Independent piece espousing the virtues of the Irish bookstagram community and of course, promoting the library, a service she believes is vital. Chloe is greatly looking forward to returning to the Red Line Festival again this year to talk all things books and bookstagram.
Sinéad Cuddihy is the founder of Tired Mammy Book Club, an Instagram based book club. She set up Tired Mammy Book Club after her first child was born to get back reading and to build a community of mothers and others who had fallen out of the habit of reading. Sinéad has built a community of over 11,000 followers and coined the hashtag #TiredMammy30minutes to encourage members to make time to read every day.
Sinéad has facilitated interviews with several Irish authors, such as Andrea Mara, Jamie O’Connell, Catherine Ryan Howard, and Sophie White; and authors Fíona Scarlett, Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Deirdre Finnerty have joined Tired Mammy Book Club discussions.
Sinéad has been invited as a guest on the following podcasts: Good Luck with the Book, the International Literature Festival Dublin podcast, and Another Chapter podcast. She also featured in a piece, in the Irish Independent, titled ‘Meet The Bookstagrammers’.